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From Storytimes and Book Clubs to Movie Nights & More, Here’s All The FREE Family Friendly Programs You Don’t Want to Miss @ Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries

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Published on May 2, 2022

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Serving all of Erie County, the 37 Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries are centers of information, education, culture and entertainment for the residents of our great community. With tons of free, fun, and exciting programs and technology training for the whole family to enjoy, here’s the lineup of upcoming events this season:

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Snoozer’s Storytime Adventures

Mon, May 16 +more dates
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

The Central Library provides “Snoozer’s Storytime Adventures” program for children to enjoy at home on Facebook and Youtube. https://www.facebook.com/buffalolibrary.central/ https://www.youtube.com/c/BuffaloErieCountyPublicLibrary Our ...

Erie County Probation Dept. (Juvenile Division) Program

Mon, May 16 +more dates
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Event will be held at the West Room ...

Meditation Mondays

Mon, May 16 +more dates
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Join Miss Buffalo 2022 Amiyah King for “Meditation Mondays,” a deep dive to your inner self. Each week will consist of 45-minute guided meditation ...

It Takes A Village

Tue, May 17 +more dates
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

A multi-session program designed to equip underserved and at-risk participants for careers by developing soft skills and, personal strengths; this program ...

IMAGINE Buffalo Series: Catherine Lincoln & Jim Charlier

Tue, May 17
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Join us on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom for the IMAGINE Buffalo Speaker Series! This week's program features Catherine Lincoln and Jim Charlier discussing ...

ABLE Early Childhood Program

Tue, May 17
1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Presented by The Service Collaborative of WNY. For more info, contact Jasmarie Flores at jflores@tscwny.org. ...

Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Innovation and Entrepreneurs

Tue, May 17
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

You have ideas, drive, and a vision of success, but what steps will you take to make that vision a reality? Learn to map your way forward from successful ...

Young Audiences of WNY Artworks Dance Class

Tue, May 17 +more dates
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Dance class well be at Auditorium ...

Fidelis Care

Wed, May 18 +more dates
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Health education & promotion of low-cost or free health insurance options through the NYS Marketplace of Health. ...

Lunchtime Learning: Buying Tech

Wed, May 18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Why am I spending thousands of dollars on a fancy gaming computer when all I need is a $200 model that can get me on the Internet and access my emails?  ...

Atomic Genealogy Series: NYS County Miscellaneous Records

Wed, May 18
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

New York county miscellaneous records are a wonderful hodgepodge of ancestral history. This class will tell you what you might find, how to access them, ...

Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Innovation and Entrepreneur2

Wed, May 18
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Do you see a problem that you know you can fix? Do you want to improve the world with your creativity and drive? Learn from successful innovators how they ...

Trolls (2016)

Wed, May 18
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Movie ...

Erie County Probation Dept. Program (Juvenile Division)

Wed, May 18 +more dates
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Event will bel held at Central Meeting Room ...

TechKnow Class: Home Internet Setup

Thu, May 19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

You might be using the Internet everyday in your home, but how does it actually get there?  What pieces of equipment are needed?  What type of Internet ...

B&ECPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Thu, May 19 +more dates
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Meeting will be held in Joseph B. Rounds Board Room ...

Developing a Sense of Meaningful Belonging Among Veterans

Sat, May 21 +more dates
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Discussion program for military veterans and others, presented by University at Buffalo Department of Anthropology. ...

Reader’s Quest Middle School Book Group

Sat, May 21
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Join us for the Reader's Quest book group for middle school youth in 5th-8th grade. After registration, kids will receive a book to keep. Books will ...

University Express: The Irish in WNY

Sat, May 21
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

From the very beginnings of Western New York, the Irish have been integral to the development and growth of the region. The first wave of Irish immigrants ...

Saturday Storytime

Sat, May 21 +more dates
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Join us on the second floor in the B is for Book exhibit for a family friendly storytime with Ms. Nancy! The stories are best for ages 3-6, but kids ...

Kindred Stories: A Genealogy Panel Discussion

Sat, May 21
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Join members of the Buffalo Genealogical Society of the African Diaspora who will present a panel discussion on the research and stories of their genealogy ...

Stitch Circle

Sat, May 21 +more dates
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Come join us Saturdays for Stitch Circle! Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced stitcher, you’re welcome to join us. We have yarn and knitting ...

Cultivate Cinema at Central: Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

Sat, May 21
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Movie ...

Buffalo Girlchoir Rise Up Singing: Spring Concert

Sun, May 22
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Spring concert presented by the ensembles of Buffalo Girlchoir. For miore information, contact Kathleen Bassett at director@buffalogirlchoir.org. ...

Information Table: Amazon

Mon, May 23
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Learn about job opportunities at Amazon. For more information, contact Ambria Daye at dayeambr@amazon.com ...

Earning a Living on an App

Mon, May 23
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Whether you are looking to make a little extra money or earn a living, you can easily do so via many application platforms today as an independent contractor. ...

IMAGINE Buffalo Series: Adam Rome

Tue, May 24
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Join us on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom for the IMAGINE Buffalo Speaker Series! This week's program features Adam Rome, Professor of Environment and ...

Lunchtime Learning: Mobile Files

Wed, May 25
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

When it comes to dealing with files, mobile devices are very similar to computers.  You can save.  You can download.  You can organize. Learn about ...

The NeverEnding Story (1984)

Wed, May 25
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Movie ...

BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc.

Thu, May 26
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Meeting will be held in Ellicott (top of escalators) ...

TechKnow Class: Using Google

Fri, May 27
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Google is more than a search engine. Need a map? What time is it in Amsterdam? Get beyond Google’s main page and learn what this powerful search tool ...

Buffalo Writers Critique Group

Sat, May 28 +more dates
3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Presented by Just Buffalo Literary Center. ...

IMAGINE Buffalo Series: Nira Johri

Tue, May 31
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Join us on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom for the IMAGINE Buffalo Speaker Series! This week's program features Nira Johri, Director of Global Diversity ...

Lunchtime Learning: Google Photos

Wed, Jun 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Google Photos is the cloud-based storage service that allows users to save their photos online rather than on their devices. Learn about how this service ...

Movie Matinee: Soul (2020)

Wed, Jun 1
4:00 pm - 5:35 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Movie ...

Alzheimer’s Association Lunch and Learn: Effective Communication Strategies

Thu, Jun 2
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions ...

TechKnow Class: Chromebooks

Fri, Jun 3
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Chromebooks are laptops powered by Google that are becoming more and more popular due to their portability, low costs, and connection to the Google universe. Learn ...

University Express: Tenants’ Rights

Sat, Jun 4
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

This presentation will cover the topics of tenants’ rights in residential tenancies along with an overview of the changing eviction landscape as a result ...

Cultivate Cinema at Central: A Raisin in the Sun

Sat, Jun 4
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Movie ...

Movie Matinee: Night at Museum (2006)

Wed, Jun 8
4:00 pm - 5:50 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Movie ...

WNYIL Mental Health Peer Connection

Thu, Jun 9
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Event will be held at Ellicott (top of escalators) ...

Tribal Nations Partnership: Session 5: Developing a marketing plan

Thu, Jun 9
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Designed to help Native American visual artists develop and expand their e-commerce presence, the programs will feature speakers from private and public ...

B&ECPL Board of Trustees Executive Committee Meeting

Thu, Jun 9 +more dates
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Meeting will be held in Joseph B. Rounds Board Room ...

CreativeMornings

Fri, Jun 10 +more dates
9:15 am - 10:15 am

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

CreativeMornings/Buffalo envisions a united Buffalo, in creativity. We seek to spark connections through a celebration of the city’s creative voices ...

Red Cross Community Blood Drive

Fri, Jun 10
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Community Blood Drive ...

Building Character through Caricature

Sat, Jun 11
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Learn how to draw amazing caricature portraits of your friends and yourself! Artist Jeremy Stock teaches about drawing faces and celebrating your subject’s ...

Teen Anime/Manga Club

Sat, Jun 11 +more dates
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

In the Central library's West Room, watch your favorite anime together!! Other Activities are waiting for you; learn Japanese calligraphy or characters, ...

Proud Innovation 2022, PART ONE: From ideas to innovations

Wed, Jun 15
3:00 pm - 4:05 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Do you have an idea you want to bring to life? Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to get inspired by successful innovators turning ...

Moana (2016)

Wed, Jun 15
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Movie ...

Erie County Dept. of Social Services SFTIC Meeting

Thu, Jun 16 +more dates
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Location:Collections Gallery Conference Room ...

Developing a Sense of Meaningful Belonging Among Veterans

Sat, Jun 18 +more dates
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Discussion program for military veterans and others, presented by University at Buffalo Department of Anthropology. ...

Sensory Stay n’ Play

Sat, Jun 18
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Join us for an hour of Sensory Box playtime. Pick up a sensory kit for your 3-5 year old from 10-11am at the Central Library Washington Street Ramp (June ...

The Arts and the Art of Healing

Sat, Jun 18
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation Art Committee has created a collection of over 1,800 juried works in all media that are displayed in clinics, patient ...

Cultivate Cinema at Central: Lilies of the Field

Sat, Jun 18
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Movie ...

Under 18 and Applying for your First Job

Mon, Jun 20
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Applying for your first job can be scary. We will unpack the things that you can do to prepare yourself for the job market. Elements like applying for ...

Proud Innovation 2022, part two: From Enthusiasm to Entrepreneurship

Wed, Jun 22
3:00 pm - 4:05 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Proud Innovation – Learn from LGBTQ+ innovators Are you passionate about taking your special idea to the market? Join the United States Patent and ...

Wonder (2017)

Wed, Jun 22
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Movie ...

Author Talk with Evan Witmer

Sat, Jun 25
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Local author Evan Witmer will read from his book Pages from the Pizza Crow and provide time for an audience questions and answers.. ...

Erie County Dept. of Social Services SFTIC Champion Meeting

Tue, Jun 28 +more dates
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

For more information, contact Andrea Huber at andrea.huber@erie.gov. ...

Big Hero 6

Wed, Jun 29
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Movie ...

Historic Warehouse Condominiums Homeowner’s Association Meeting

Thu, Jun 30
5:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

For more information, contact Michael Podanowski at michael_podanowski@hotmail.com. ...

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